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inconceivable

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Definition totally unlikely
  • "Unthinkable! Inconceivable! Absurd! He could never be made into marshmallows!"
    Roald Dahl  --  Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
inconceivable = so totally unlikely it is hard to imagine it could be so
  • A decade ago, the idea of an organic garden at the White House would have seemed inconceivable.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • We endured hard times with hopes and dreams of doing the inconceivable.
    Willie & Korie Robertson  --  The Duck Commander Family
  • This substance has inconceivable properties and can be created only by a mind that is highly tuned to a deeply focused state.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • The white, narrow road flashed out of the foreground, slipped with inconceivable rapidity under the car.
    Zane Grey  --  The Light of Western Stars
  • The idea was inconceivable to her.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Twilight
  • How inconceivably strange and beautiful it was for Venters to see Bess clasped to Jane Withersteen's breast!
    Zane Grey  --  Riders of the Purple Sage
  • The happiness before him appeared so inconceivable that if only he could attain it, it would be the end of all things.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Max and YaYa were thrown back with inconceivable force.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • I found it quite inconceivable at this point to enter into the mind of the murderer.
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • He remembered that monstrous eye in its buried vault-but no, that was inconceivable.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood's End
  • To me it was inconceivable.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao's Last Dancer
  • My mind, with inconceivable rapidity followed out all the consequences of such a death.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • It was inconceivable that he should have hurt a woman.
    Willa Cather  --  O Pioneers!
  • It is inconceivable that any great store of Eldunari might be lying hidden somewhere, ready to help us if we could but locate them.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • Sophia, confused as she was, answered this bombast (and very properly I think) with a look of inconceivable disdain.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • Everything was so clear before him, all he had aimed at so long within reach at last, and now his inconceivable stupidity had erected this new obstacle.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • One by one, Ronnie watched them crawling past, thinking them so incredibly small that survival seemed almost inconceivable.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • The utterly inconceivable lost its massive inconceivableness.
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • Think of the inconceivable bad taste, in the circumstances, of that fellow making free with the house—or coming there at all!
    Henry James  --  Washington Square

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